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Don't let today's fine weather fool you, the rain is coming to the Bay warns the MetService. Rain is forecast to lash the region tomorrow before getting gradually worse on Monday and Tuesday. The MetService is still predicting rain for the...

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What is rumoured to be the most over grown, forested and generally treed roundabout in the country's state highway network will be changing its look. The change next week is in preparation for the start of earthworks on the Maungatapu roundabout. The...

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While most of New Zealand has enjoyed a couple of days of fine weather, thanks to a ridge of high pressure sitting over the country, this is not set to last. A low pressure system is approaching from the Tasman Sea, bringing rain to most places this weekend....

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The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is taking action to stamp out illegal dumping of household rubbish in rural areas of the region. The amount of illegal rubbish being dumped at the end of various rural roads is costing hundreds of dollars each...

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It's only seven days and counting to the official start of spring. The official meteorological start to spring is next Tuesday, September 1, and on that date reliable long range data is showing the chance of a small but sub-tropical low dropping...

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Young people from across Tauranga are being encouraged to apply for a “life-changing” youth search and rescue course. The three-year course, aimed specifically at Western Bay of Plenty students, is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and...

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The MetService is promising a varied and full spectrum of weather across the country this week, including some warmer temperatures. Rain and north-west winds tomorrow are expected to clear by the middle of the week, with high pressure building throughout...

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A new channel has been marked to improve high-tide travel across the shallowest part of Tauranga Harbour between Matakana Point and Matahui Point. The usual central channel through the harbour has become increasingly shallow and is no longer navigable...

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The Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin warning has now been removed from Waihi Beach northwards following ongoing monitoring. However, the current warning remains in place from Waihi Beach to the northern end of Pukehina. People are being warned not...

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It's going to be a long night for the organisers of Whakamarama School's Possum Hunt and Family Fun Day, as they look forward to a few more hours of plucking fur off 240 possums. Bill Adams 10, shows off his catch .Photos: Cameron Avery. Event...

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